This Means War

This Means War (2012)

15 mistakes

(5 votes)

Directed by: McG

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, Chris Pine

Genres: Action, Comedy, Romance

Continuity mistake: When the stewardess is at FDR's door when the camera is facing her her hair is up, but when then camera goes behind her the hair is down and flowing. (01:07:50 - 01:08:55)


Continuity mistake: Near the end of the movie, when they are being chased on the unfinished bridge, FDR blows up one of the cars following them and it flips upside down and remains on the road, but when Heinrich attempts to run them over the road is clear, no flipped cars or even signs of an explosion.


Continuity mistake: Tuck and FDR are in the Collin's office at the start being debriefed. Tuck is leaning his face on his hand and he's slumped in his chair (after he says "shutting up right now"). When it cuts to a side shot, his hand is on his lap and he's sitting up straight. (00:06:05)

Continuity mistake: When Heinrich is attempting to run over Tuck, FDR and Lauren at the unfinished bridge, in the open view from the truck the jeep is not visible.

Continuity mistake: Right at the end of the film, when the 2 characters are arguing about who slept with who in the past, just before Tom Hardy runs at Chris Pine, Chris is standing at the opening without goggles on, then as the camera switches as Tom runs at him, he's suddenly wearing them, with not enough time to have a chance to put them on.


Factual error: At the beginning when Heinrich's brother falls from the building there are two mistakes that can be seen. First: The cars are driving on the wrong side of the road. Hong Kong drives on the left just as they do in England. Second: The license plates on the cars are for Mainland China, not for Hong Kong. China uses blue background with white letters, while Hong Kong uses yellow or white with black letters.


Continuity mistake: Lauren's hair is down when she is leaving the club with FDR and runs into her ex (when she pretends to be together with FDR), but then right after they go for pizza and her hair is up in neat bun.

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film Lauren calls Tuck and asks him to meet her at the restaurant. Tuck says to FDR "got to go, mate" and shuts the screen to his laptop and walks away. The long shot shows the screen to the laptop open.

Continuity mistake: When both cars go off the bridge there's an over head shot of the smoke and Tuck, FDR and Lauren have disappeared - they would've been either side of the bridge, also we can see through the smoke.

Continuity mistake: When Tuck and FDR are fighting in the restaurant, they both go over the balcony and the stunt man on the right is going to miss the table on landing. Cut to ground level and both stunt men land on the table.

Continuity mistake: When the VW beetle lands in the water the roof is up. Cut to the driver and the roof is down.

Continuity mistake: FDR is 'darted' to send him to sleep and, with the camera at the window end, his head lies straight on the sofa. Next camera angle is from the other end of the apartment and FDR's head is facing the camera. Then the next shot from the window is again showing his head lying back on the sofa. (00:56:00 - 00:58:00)


Revealing mistake: When FDR jumps in the Beetle to help Lauren you can see it's a stunt making the jump - his hair is darker.

Continuity mistake: After his fight with Foster, Tuck gets a large wound on the right side of his head which increases in size during the bridge scene.

Lauren: Oh, I think I'm going to hell
Trish: Don't worry. If you're going to hell, I'll just come pick you up.

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Trivia: While Tuck is out on his first date, FDR calls him to invite him to watch a CHiPs marathon. Chris' father, Robert Pine, played Sgt. Joseph Getraer in the television series.


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Question: I've never understood at the end when Tuck and his ex are walking in slo-mo, he puts his hand on the small of her back and she reacts to that. It then shows him confused and he looks down at his hand. Why? What was that all about?


Chosen answer: I would think that she was leaving the impression that while she was interested in reconciling with Tuck, it wasn't going to be an overnight thing.They were going to have to take it slowly.


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